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The Horley Christmas Market is back on Sat 27th November

Horley’s Candlelit Christmas Market is back again this year in St Etheldreda’s Church on Saturday 27th November from 4-6pm.  Lots of Christmassy stalls, mulled wine, delicious home made goodies and a great hamper raffle – what’s not to like!  

Pop up Pizza night at the Red Lion is back on Friday!

Pop up Pizza night at the Red Lion is back on Friday 12th November from 6pm to 9pm.
The kitchen will be set up in the beer garden, accessible through the side gates.
Take away or eat in at the pub.

Pizzas by JoJos Kitchen Kits of Banbury

Gluten free pizzas and vegan free cheese options are available.
Under 18s with their parents will be tolerated until 8pm 🙂

‘Act Naturally’ at Hornton Pavilion from 18th to 20th November

Hornton Amateur Drama Group are performing a comedy play called ‘Act Naturally’ at 7.30pm on 18th, 19th and 20th November at the Pavilion.

Ticket price is £10. Wine or lager can be pre-ordered, or bring your own drinks.

Contact Isabelle Harris on 01295 670304 to book tickets.

Ironstone Benefice – Administrative Assistant needed

The Ironstone Benefice which includes the parishes of Alkerton and Shenington, Balscote, Wroxton, Drayton, Hanwell, Horley and Hornton is keen to employ an administrative assistant for our Rector Alicia Baker.

In the first instance this will be for 3 hours a week with the possibility of extension. The hours can be flexible and will primarily involve duties of communication involving the continual updating of the a church near you website for each parish and keeping the village websites updated with Ironstone Benefice matters.

Hourly rate is £11+ depending on experience and qualifications. Please reply to or just send an email if you would like an informal chat before applying.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26th November 2021.

Horley Open Gardens – Sunday 26th June 2022

Would you like to raise money for Katherine House Hospice by opening up your garden next Summer? If so please see the following notice from Anne Owen who, after a very successful event in 2019, is looking to organise it again in June next year.

If you are interested please contact Anne on:

Breast Cancer Now Coffee Morning – Thank You!

wear it pink

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to the coffee morning last Saturday or supported us by making a donation.  The morning was a great success – not only was there a wonderful selection of delicious cakes, but we raised the fantastic sum of £750!  

Horley Ladies Guild

Spreading the village ‘recycling bug’ – in aid of BARKS – coordinator needed for Horley

Chris Woodcock from Hornton asks: “Would you like to help save the planet and save animals at the same time?

In Hornton, we’re a year into a pilot BARKS recycling scheme to raise much-needed cash to rescue and rehome local pets.

The appeal launched last autumn in the countdown to Christmas – a call for donations of unwanted old mobile phones, small gadgets, coins, jewellery and postage stamps.

Since then, Hornton has risen to the challenge and helped to raise over £1500 towards local animal rescue.

Now we’re re-promoting the scheme for Christmas 2021 – as people renew gadgets and clear out stuff. And BARKS will continue the eco-friendly fundraising campaign throughout 2022.

We’d love to expand this simple but effective ‘green and good’ scheme to other nearby villages. Like Horley. All it needs is one householder, couple or family in Horley to volunteer to promote the idea and act as the drop-off point for recycled or upcyclable goods. When you amass a clutch of stuff, you just give BARKS a call and the BARKS coordinator will do the rest – collecting, sorting and sending off sacks of recyclable items in return for cash. Upcyclable items are often resold at events and online.

In short, it’s all about recycling to give innocent pets a second chance. What’s not to like?

Details of what can be recycled are below. (Please note what is NOT recyclable – eg laptops and printers.)

If anyone is willing to take this on in Horley, please call BARKS team member, Chis Woodcock, in Hornton on 01295 670795. She can explain everything and would love to have you on the team.”